Introducing Rana kauffeldi, the first amphibian to be discovered in New York since the Fowler's toad in 1882. Crazily enough, the elusive 'cryptic' leopard frog has gone unnoticed elsewhere; the darned thing is widespread along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. Read more...
The Great Recession was pretty terrible for higher education. In state after state legislatures cut funding for public colleges. The economy has recovered, but the damage is permanent, particularly for poor students.
According to this piece at Inside Higher Ed:
A new report from the Center for American Progress details -- on a state-by-state basis -- the extent to which recession-driven reductions in public college financing since 2008 have sent tuitions soaring, and how disproportionately
Australian scientists have described three new lizard species, hidden from humans for millions of years in remote areas of the country. One of the three new species, the Cape Melville Rainbow Skink (Carlia wundalthini), belongs to a skink genus found in Australia, New Guinea and the Wallacea region of Southeast Asia. The other two, the [...]
Oakland gains character as well as affordable housing from its stock of small and mid-sized apartment buildings. A retrofit plan is being prepared to strengthen this crucial part of the city's fabric against earthquake damage.